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World of Garden Designby Susan Dooley
Synopses & Reviews
The creators of Garden Design magazine, the most luxurious and informative of gardening pulications, are ready to whisk readers away on a journey throught the world's most astounding gardens and shwo how these international ideas can take root in hoem soil. An inspiring dream book as well as an impressive compendium of gardening history and inforamtion, The World of Garden Design offeres the superlative photography that is the award-winning magazine's trademark, beautifully illustrated maps and plans, and a section called "Bringing It Home" which adapts the finest elements of the world's garden styles to home gardens. From the sweeping pastoral landscapes of England and Ireland to the exotic walled gardens of the Mediterranean, from the hot color f the tropics to the venerable aesthetic of the Far East, The World of Garden Design plumbs the fascinating origins of gardening's most essential principles. With its sumptuous photography, garden history, and practical information, The World of Garden Design is the ultimate guide for the true garden-lover.
Book News Annotation:
Once over the shock of finding out that most of our favorite plants are imports, we can become receptive to the possibilities of a globalized garden. In luxuriant full-page color, an island gardener off the coast of Maine along with garden magazine editors showcase lovely, exotic, and quirky design ideas adapted from Italy, Britain, France, the tropics, and the Orient. Includes garden plans and a timeline of borrowed innovations, from the backyard in the 16th century to the 1988 introduction of the Asian homi hand cultivator. Lacks references. 10x10.25 <"> format.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The creators of "Garden Design" magazine are ready to whisk readers away on a journey through the world's most astonishing gardens and show how international ideas can take root in home soil. Color images throughout.
About the Author
Susan Dooley lives and gardens off the coast of Maine. A former editor of the Washington Post Magazine, she writes about gardens for Garden Design, Architectural Digest, and other publications.
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